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Intel Arc will be fully out in the open very soon. However you qualify it, we now know the cards will be available a week from now, on October 12th, though reviews will begin popping up tomorrow, 10/5/22. On the eve of this event, Intel’s Tom “TAP” Petersen and Ryan Shrout sat down with Raja Koduri, the Vice President... Read more...
Last month, researchers at the cybersecurity firm GTSC discovered cyberattacks actively exploiting two zero-day vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange email system. The researchers reported these two vulnerabilities to the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), which verified this report and passed it on to Microsoft. The... Read more...
OLED gaming monitors might actually become "a thing," at least if the latest reports out of Korea are accurate. It is unconfirmed, so take it with however many fistfuls of salt that you wish, but a report originating with Korean news site Korea Daily says that LG Display is preparing for mass production of... Read more...
Mitigations for the major security flaws that we keep discovering over the last few years have had significant performance implications for older hardware. (Convenient for the manufacturers, that.) It turns out that on the newest hardware, while certain workloads are still negatively-impacted, Ryzen 7000 series... Read more...
Samsung has shared a new foundry services roadmap, plotting a course from its existing 3nm technology, through 2nm, to 1.4nm semiconductor mass production. According to the South Korean tech giant, these significant steps will take place over the next five years. Samsung started mass production 3nm mass production... Read more...
If you're a fan of gaming challenges performed by streamers then, wow, do we have an impressive feat to share with you. MissMikkaa, an Elden Ring streamer, managed to defeat Malenia at level one, using a dance pad. Elden Ring is, of course, designed to be played with analog sticks on a controller or with a keyboard... Read more...
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of an intense solar flare on October 2, 2022. The solar flare was accompanied by a subset of extreme ultraviolet light that highlighted the hot material. There is no mistaking the Sun as a hot spot in space. Sometimes, however, Earth's star emits bursts of energy... Read more...
Micron announced plans to invest big money—up to $100 billion—to build what it claims will be the largest semiconductor fabrication facility in the history of the United States. Incidentally, the announcement comes around nine months after Intel unveiled plans to build a mega-site in Ohio, which in time the company... Read more...
Cooler Master uses sound to elevate your gaming experience, allowing you to "feel" your game play environment. The Synk X is a cross-platform haptic gaming chair that creates a "new way of immersing in the imaginary world." Companies are always looking for new ways to innovate and bring new experiences to gamers... Read more...
In our Ryzen 7 5800X3D review, we dubbed AMD's Zen 3 processor with a fat stack of cache as the "king of PC gaming." It even manages to keep pace with and sometimes beat the new crop of Zen 4 processors in a spattering of games. And now for the first time since its release, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is being offered in a... Read more...
On September 5, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the United States, published a news release disclosing a ransomware attack on its internal systems. While LAUSD is far from the only school to have been hit by ransomware this year, the size of the school district has... Read more...
Intel has finally set the debut date for the top of its Alchemist graphics card line-up. The Arc A770 and A750 will hit store shelves on the 12th of this month, just ten days away. We have cards in hand, and of course, we also have in-depth coverage of them on the way. If you're desperate to know how they perform in... Read more...
Last month, we teamed up with prominent single-player PC games trainer site, Cheat Happens, to give away a total of five (5) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards.  Cheat Happens creates cheats and trainers for single-player PC games. Trainers are programs that monitor and modify a game’s memory addresses and give... Read more...
When AMD formally revealed Socket AM5 for its next few generations of desktop processors, it made the bold statement that CPU coolers for Socket AM4 would be compatible with the new socket. By now, we've got the parts in hand and are well-aware of the reality of the matter, which is that Socket AM4 CPU coolers are... Read more...
Sony is betting big against recessionary forces by ordering the production of two million new PlayStation VR2 headsets, according to a report published today. The number may sound rather small in comparison with typical unit sales for consoles, smartphones, and so on, but this is a big bet in the VR space. For gamers... Read more...
It's almost time for Half-Life to celebrate its 24-year anniversary. The Valve Software team, led by Gabe Newell, a former Microsoft engineer, released the genre-defining first-person shooter in 1998. Unfortunately, though, the real-time ray-traced update to the game we saw in January has been delayed. Ray tracing... Read more...
All the major game console makers try their best to lock down the hardware, and they don't take kindly to people working to circumvent their systems. Microsoft had its program against mod chips, Nintendo gets hackers locked up, and Sony had a high-profile case against noted hacker George Hotz in the PS3 era. Another... Read more...
While many may want Apple to bring Touch ID back to the iPhone, do not get your hopes up for it to happen anytime soon. A new report says that while the company has been testing ways of adding Touch ID to the iPhone, it is likely not coming in the near future. Apple recently launched its iPhone 14 lineup after... Read more...
When it comes to bucking traditional case design, Cougar has been known to don its honey badger hat and release some pretty wild concepts, criticisms be damned. The result is often a truly distinct enclosure that people are apt to either really love or loathe. Case in point is the new Cougar Gaming Cratus, an open-air... Read more...
New research indicates that one of Saturn's moons could hold evidence for habitability. The new findings suggest Enceladus's subsurface ocean could hold a key building block for life. The search for life outside of our own planet has been heating up with new data obtained more and more often. But it is not always... Read more...
As prices for PC memory kits and solid state drives (SSDs) continue to fall, NAND flash and memory chip makers are initiating what TrendForce has deemed a "rare production reduction." These are significant scale backs—Micron last month announced a "nearly 50 percent wafer fab equipment capex cut" compared to last... Read more...
The mouse and graphical user interface are still arguably two of the greatest innovations in computing. They make computers easy to use, but that does not always mean slinging a cursor around is the best use of time. The keyboard still reigns supreme for many Windows tasks, so it is worthwhile to learn how to use it... Read more...
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